Am I the only person to have come up with this brilliant pun? I Googled the phrase and got nowhere.

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  1. MattF Says:

    Did you try it with two ‘l’s? This Guardian article

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2008/aug/25/opendoor.commentanddebate

    suggests that ‘podiummed’ is coming soon.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    MattF: Interesting! As I read, I thought of my brief struggle with “summit” as a verb: “She summited Everest.” It’s similar in meaning to the verb to medal: To accomplish something… I find that I don’t anymore have any difficulty with these formulations. Especially since they help people use fewer words in their writing, which is almost always a good thing.

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